For today’s Thoughtful Thursday post, I would like to tell you about two garden centers in my area that I love to visit. When my mom was living, she ran a small garden center with my aunt and grandmother and, on my days off, I would go with her to pick up wholesale flowers. I loved these trips and enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful things offered by these businesses. Thankfully, they also sold retail and now I return every year to purchase my flowers from them. Please excuse the phone pics…I didn’t have my big camera with me.
Mammoth Cave Transplants is located in Edmonson County, Kentucky, just a short distance from Brownsville. The owners are retired school teachers who have this wonderful business right beside their home. If you are near, please stop in and have a look around. There are many greenhouses packed tight with blooming beauties along with trees, shrubs, garden art and vegetable seeds.
While you are there, take a second and pet the resident nursery cat, Smoke, who has been there for YEARS!
The second business is Greenleaf Nursery in Glasgow, Kentucky which is only about 30 minutes from where I live. This was the main place we bought flowers when I was a child and I remember going here with my mom every year. I have loved gardening from an early age and always enjoyed looking at all of the pretty plants and wanting to try them all! C & I stopped in a couple of weekends ago to pick up a hanging basket so I grabbed a few phone photos while we were there. It was a nasty wet day but the bright cheery flowers made it worth the stop in the rain.
Greenleaf had some beautiful displays set up to give people ideas of how to decorate with their flowers. If it had not been so rainy, I could have spend hours just wandering around looking at everything!
I hope you enjoyed this short virtual tour of two of my favorite places to shop. If you are in the area, please stop by and support these two long standing Kentucky businesses.